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Take the National Walk at Lunch Day pledge to support Special Olympics Nebraska

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) invites individuals and organizations to stride toward better health and a stronger community during National Walk at Lunch (NW@L) Day on Wednesday, April 28. BCBSNE hosts NW@L Day annually to encourage Nebraskans to focus on their health by pledging to walk for 30 minutes. NW@L Day also

By |2021-04-19T15:24:51-05:00April 20th, 2021|Categories: Community Engagement, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Take the National Walk at Lunch Day pledge to support Special Olympics Nebraska

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska holds annual meeting of members, re-elects two board members

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) held its annual meeting of members on Monday, March 29. During the meeting, two board members were re-elected for three-year terms: Karen B. Aman, vice president, Mid America Computer Corporation and owner of EnSite Inc., Blair. Dan E. Ernst, associate executive director, Nebraska Council of School Administrators,

By |2021-03-31T15:05:41-05:00March 31st, 2021|Categories: News Releases|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska holds annual meeting of members, re-elects two board members

Your Story: Joanna cares for patients and creates life during pandemic

Joanna is the nursing director of the intensive and progressive care units (ICU/PCU) at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings – one of the areas in Nebraska hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic. She and her team of nurses saw an influx of patients and deaths in 2020.  “We wanted to take care of these patients,” Joanna said. “That’s why we are nurses because

By |2021-04-12T10:47:51-05:00March 25th, 2021|Categories: Topics, Your Story|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Your Story: Joanna cares for patients and creates life during pandemic

Career coaching program offers one-on-one support for employees

Customized, one-on-one support. That’s what Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) career coaching program offers employees. BCBSNE’s human resources department launched the program in February of 2020 to provide employees with a new outlet for professional growth opportunities, Rebekka Erks Byrne, organizational development specialist, said. Through the program, employees connect with a coach

By |2021-03-09T13:49:18-06:00March 11th, 2021|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Career coaching program offers one-on-one support for employees

Your Story: Triple the twirls with Sharlet, Sydnea and Savana

Every pregnancy is full of surprises, but Amber’s was especially remarkable. The likelihood of identical triplets like Sharlet, Sydnea and Savana being conceived spontaneously (without medical assistance) may well be one in a million. Amber hadn’t been trying to get pregnant, so learning she’d be having multiple babies at her first ultrasound – first

By |2021-03-01T10:27:32-06:00March 1st, 2021|Categories: Topics, Your Story|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Your Story: Triple the twirls with Sharlet, Sydnea and Savana

Your Story: Grant lifts with heart

When Grant was just 3 years old, his doctors discovered a murmur that required open heart surgery. “Even if they consider it a small surgery, it’s still very scary, as a parent, to know that your baby is going to be opened up on the table to do something like that to his heart,”

By |2021-02-11T17:12:18-06:00February 11th, 2021|Categories: Topics, Your Story|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Your Story: Grant lifts with heart

Executive Vice President Joni Wheeler shares leadership tips learned and refined over her career

Joni Wheeler, executive vice president of talent and enterprise solutions at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), has held a variety of leadership positions in several industries over the course of her career. Wheeler’s experience has shaped her beliefs on what it means to be a leader, and as many who have worked

By |2021-01-27T16:08:50-06:00January 28th, 2021|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Executive Vice President Joni Wheeler shares leadership tips learned and refined over her career

BCBSNE sponsors Rural Health/Critical Access Nurse of the Year Award

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is proud to sponsor Combined Health Agencies Drive (CHAD), a local organization that has been raising funds with and for Nebraska’s premier health charities, including March of Dimes, since 1972. BCBSNE recently supported March of Dimes in recognizing nurses making a difference across the state by sponsoring

By |2021-01-07T10:30:33-06:00January 7th, 2021|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE sponsors Rural Health/Critical Access Nurse of the Year Award

New remote-work positions created in 2020 benefit BCBSNE and employees alike

Sarah Van Buskirk said she didn’t know losing her old customer service position would be a blessing. Living in Humphrey, Nebraska, a town of roughly 800, most job opportunities available to her were located in Norfolk and Columbus, both about 25 miles away. Her new employer as of August, however, is even further from home.

By |2020-12-16T16:02:12-06:00December 17th, 2020|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on New remote-work positions created in 2020 benefit BCBSNE and employees alike

BCBSNE and Nebraska providers saved more than $82 million through Total Care this year

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs) partnering with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) in the company’s Total Care program drove improved patient health outcomes while lowering the cost of care during the 2019-2020 program year, achieving savings of approximately $82.8 million. Total Care value-based programs are intended to help

By |2020-12-03T10:50:12-06:00December 3rd, 2020|Categories: News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE and Nebraska providers saved more than $82 million through Total Care this year